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Book Review: What In the World Is Going On? by David Jeremiah

Yesterday, I closed the back cover of a truly noteworthy book by David Jeremiah entitled What In the World Is Going On? Honestly, I thought I’d never get through the book. It wasn’t because the book wasn’t good – it was exceptional. It was that I kept thinking Jesus must be coming back before I turn this next page!

It’s difficult to remain unaware that our planet is in social, political, and religious disarray. David Jeremiah shares “10 prophetic cues you cannot afford to ignore” without coming across as a mere alarmist, and certainly without making any specific predictions about the return of Christ. He is well researched and offers a detailed analysis of current world events, intermingled with thorough explanations of basic eschatalogical doctrines and terms such as the rapture, Armageddon, tribulation, and antichrist.

Israel plays a prominent role in Scripture, not only in the Old Testament, but in prophetic sections that refer to yet future events. Isreal’s becoming a nation in 1948, and remaining the most hated nation on the planet by surrounding people groups is directly tied to prophetic statements in Scripture about Jesus’ return. Jeremiah not only treats the subject of Israel thoroughly, but also the connection between modern Europe and ancient Rome, the role of America in end times events, the role of oil and the global economy.

The book’s tone changes to a more spiritual note toward the final chapters when David Jeremiah begins to make direct application of prophetic biblical events to the decisions and choices that each of us make each day. We all face a crisis of faith when we consider that Jesus will return to “judge the quick and the dead.” Jeremiah unapologetically points to faith in the risen and coming Lord Jesus Christ as the only hope for what lies beyond today.

I give five stars and two thumbs up. Buy it, read it, and let me know what you think.

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  • Ronnie

    I just got the book today, already halfway through it. Points out a lot of intresting things. Going to be very intresting next few years from a Christians point of view. Still have a lot of work ahead of us to win the lost.
    Please recomend all good books, can not get them all but want to know anyway.

    • Brandon

      I agree totally. Never before in history have so many different factors come together at the same time that seem to resemble all that Scripture says about the last days. It makes me fairly excited to see what God does next!

  • dianne

    Hi, got to this site via a google search on the book. I liked your comment about Jesus coming back before you finish reading the book. I’m half way through it. I’m a
    Christian but not a Biblical scholar. I already know that I’m going to have to read this book twice, next time in conjunction with the Bible references. I am quite a student of current affairs, though, and am astonished at how closely the prophecy fits with what is going on right now. I almost feel like God has directed me and others to read this book.

  • Richard

    Jesus last words before His ascension were, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
    I am always suspicious of preachers who claim to know the very “times and seasons” that the Lord said it was not theirs to know.

    • Brandon

      Richard, you’re right to be skeptical of anyone who predicts the timing of the Lord’s coming, but the New Testament repeatedly tells God’s people to be awake, alert, and ready. That day will not overtake us as a thief. It could be ten thousand more years before Jesus comes again or it could be tonight. Nobody’s making specific predictions here – but the evidence is abundant that Peter and Paul lived with this “any moment now” expectation based on the circumstances surrounding them.

  • Bonnie

    After reading several of Dr. Jeremiah’s prophecy books, I felt led to start a prophecy study group in my community. I was looking for the first study to be an overview. After reading What In The
    World Is Going On, I knew this would be our first prophecy book study. This book is indeed outstanding and easy to comprehend. A definite second reading and scripture review is on my agenda.